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Dec 4, 2013 12:00am PST
cycle and let kids grew up in an environment in which they feel thereabout, save, where is no bullying, no name-calling, no humiliation, because if we don't the culture becomes one that injures them, and some of the kids feel so bad about themselves they will get depressed and hurt themselves, and others will turn around and try to hurt others. we need to have a society that cares about others, not just the kids problems. tavis: over the next five years, going tonow, we are celebrate, commemorate a number of seminal moment in american history. you were around for. not just around four, but you were there. you were integral to it, so you weren't there 150 years ago at the emancipation rock imation signing, but that was 150 years proclamationpation signing, but that was 150 years ago. then 50 years since the civil rights act. the next five years are going to be full of these anniversaries. >> than the anniversary on selma . >> i am only raising that to arc people the view of the of what happened 150 years ago that we are going to be commemorating over the last five years. how do
Dec 3, 2013 12:00am PST
was a no-no to bring this kind of music away from the spiritual environment, and we were doing something that was not kosher. i understand it that way. we caught hell at home for doing this. much leisure. the reason i wanted to become an organ player is because i heard -- lay. it just struck me that was what i wanted to do with my life. that was the instrument i gravitated to. that is how i wound up sitting at that instrument trying to find a way to sound like ray charles. tavis: every instrument has its own voice, but there is something about that instrument that resonates. how would you describe how the oregon -- how the organ speaks o us? >> you can try to make that thing thing. unlike a piano. in a few seconds the sound is going to die down unless you strike it again. once you strike an organ, it is going to stay with you until you make it louder or softer or let it go. it is a little like a human voice, so you can put human characteristic with it. tavis: how would you incorporate it with the rest of your body of work? this fits in how? >> this is something of a 360
Dec 6, 2013 12:00am PST
environment that would be most rewarding with his visit for the united states. here and i was charged with the responsibility of leading the demands that were made upon us for the visit here. >> that was the very first time the very that was first time, during that excitement i was able to meet you and befriend you, but let me thatfor all the courage you have seen in your life, a lot of this exhibited by by king and robison, and the two persons you basically sponsored, and brought to the attention of the american for all- out of africa, the courage you have seen in your lifetime, how do you properly contextualize the courage he had to stay in prison during those 27 years when you know that if he had struck a deal here or there, he could have gotten out sooner. how do you describe that kind of courage -- >> it is not easy to contextualize that. commodity,h a rare this is such a divine existence, that he revealed. as power and his current was great instruction to the rest of us, who were thinking of ways in which to relieve ourselves from oppression. his commitment to what we were doing with our
Dec 3, 2013 6:30pm PST
have every sense of confidence in american kids, if we set up the right education environment that our kids could absolutely out do any kids anywhere in the globe. >> that's a very upbeat note to end the conversation. thank you very much, michelle. >> absolutely. >>> and coming up, why it may be more important than ever for the book publishing industry to have a best seller this holiday season. >>> remember denise, the former ceo of tyco? he's famous for other successes, buying a $6,000 shower curtain with company money. after suerving the minimum 8 years, he was granted parole today. she's scheduled to be released on january 17th. >>> finally tonight, the publishing industry is banking on a hit this holiday season. command authority is the final work in the late author time clancy. it hit shelves today but will it be enough to give the blockbuster it desperately needs. julia boorstin joins us with the story. >>> the book industry is in trouble. physical book sales fell more than 7% and everyone digital book sales expected to be publishing savior declined 5%. last holiday season ac
Dec 7, 2013 12:00am PST
can i have faith in myself. tavis: did you do it in this environment in a lyrical standpoint? >> if it was the same set of, age wise, demographics for the fan base, yes, we could do it. >> i feel where you are coming from. the reason why, together, as a writing team, we are phenomenal. 95% of those songs, we wrote most of those songs together. and those songs are a reflection of who we were and what was going on at the time. so to bring it now and us living in the times, i believe we can still do it. >> in today's lyrical climate, i think we could still survive. we would never come from a misogynistic point of view. we would never advocate gun violence. tavis: there go your sales. [laughter] >> before always want to have a good time. >> if it sounds good and it feels good, they are going to do it. >> this new music, we are partying still, but there's more to life than popping bottles. the social relevance, we have to express what is going on in the world today because this is a crazy world. >> i think we would segue. we sounded good and we know how to write songs and we know how to put
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